Matthew 23: Woe to You

Jesus gave a strong rebuke to the religious Jewish leaders of His day reminding us that a genuine relationship with God, which is built on faith and obedience, is all that matters. MATTHEW 23:1-39 A Warning Against Hypocrisy 1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2 “The teachers of the law…

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Matthew 22: Resurrection, Love, & Lordship

Jesus reminds the Jews of the importance of marriage, explains how love is the greatest commandment, and goes deep to show that He is the Lord of David and all creation. MATTHEW 22:23-46 Question About the Resurrection  23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.…

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Wedding Banquet and Taxes

Jesus teaches us how the New Covenant will be a place for all nations and that we are to give back to God all that belongs to Him! MATTHEW 22:1-22 The Parable of the Wedding Banquet 1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who…

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Matthew 21: Figs, Authority, Sons, & Tenants

 Just as God judged Israel through Jesus’ ministry, He too will judge the church through biblical preaching. Whoever accepts His correction will be blessed in the Kingdom of God and whoever rejects it will be destroyed! MATTHEW 21:18-46 Jesus Curses the Fig Tree 18 Early in the morning, as Jesus was on his way…

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Don’t Be Deceived

Often times we think of the world in unbiblical terms and become deceived into believing the nature of the world is something different than what it truly is. May our hearts be open to receive the truth that can set us free! (John 8:32)

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Matthew 21: Humble King

?? Jesus is a humble King that desires to rule over us. On one hand, He gives us time and space to decide for ourselves if we want to be in His Kingdom. On the other hand, His Kingdom is coming forcibly upon the earth and all those who reject it will suffer the consequences.…

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Matthew 20: The Greatest Among You Will Be Your Servant

The beauty of Christianity is Christ- truly His servant’s heart to love and die for humanity should inspire us all to live selfless lives for God’s Kingdom. MATTHEW 20:17-34 17 Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them, 18 “We are going up to…

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Matthew 20: The Last Will be First, and the First will be Last

We can relate to this parable because we are about 2,000 years from Jesus (last) and thus must be willing to live for Jesus and put in work for the Kingdom of God just like the first disciples! MATTHEW 20:1-16 1 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in…

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Understanding How Suicide is a Damnable Sin

In this post I hope to do the following: (I) Give a sound syllogism for the positive argument that suicide is a damnable sin. (II) A brief Scriptural defense of the two main premises in the argument. (III) Remove the objection that if a person claims to be a Christian or has been a Christian,…

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